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What you describe is governed by contract law. Contract law is not complex...they teach it first year, first semester in law school. In order to have a valid contract you need 3 things
1. An offer by one person to do or refrain from doing some thing.
2. Acceptance by the other party of the offer...that is the other party must agree to the offer made.
3. Consideration. There must be an agreement to exchange something of value (like money or time) for the contract to be valid.Here, if you had an agreement with this company on compensation and you met your end of the deal? You can demand they fulfill theirs. If they do not you can sue them for breach of contractPlease let me know if you have more questions. I am happy to help if I can. Otherwise, please rate the answer so I may get credit for my work.
ThanksIf there were no stated goals? They (the company) can not make them up or add them after the contact was formed.
That is the beauty of contract law...it looks at the 3 elements I listed above (offer/acceptance/consideration). Once you have a contract? It can ONLY be modified if all parties to the contract agree.So...in your case? If they did not specify goals up front (during the negotiations)? They can not add them now.As for the raise? If they promised this as part of the contract? They have to honor the contract...they can not back out due to "hardship" unless this was addressed in the original contract.Thank you for taking the time to accept the answer, I truly appreciate that. Let me know if you have more questionsphil